While I know better than to purchase tender annuals in April, I couldn't resist this new petunia called a "lemon zest" petunia. It's a 'wave' variety and the color is amazing! People were snatching them up left and right at the nursery, so I thought I would purchase one before they were all gone! I will have to watch the weather closely to make sure this one doesn't bite the dust should we get a frost or freeze.
Next up were some common Pansies. These will tolerate the cooler nights, so I feel confident these will give me some 'color' until it's safe for other annuals. I bought quite a few to fill several planters.
A new Rosemary plant was in order. The plants at the nursery are grown in larger peat pots, so there's little waste and plastic pots aren't filling our landfills. I love that idea! Now, to find just he right pot for it! From the garden, my peonies are starting to grow! (the darker purple-ish growth you see) They are loving the warmer weather. These are the most incredible pink peonies ever!Lastly, this bit-o-wimsy... This banner hangs near my potting bench on a fence. I've had this for years... and it's been outside for the last three years, still looking pretty good! I know it's silly, but she is, after all, my inspiration to do 'good things' in the garden!
And yes, in case anyone noticed, the fence is Bedford Grey. *wink*